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Quick Facts About Ottumwa

    The unemployment rate in Ottumwa is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Ottumwa jobs have Decreased by 0.43 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ottumwa's cost of living is 22.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ottumwa's population is 24,624 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.56 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ottumwa is $68,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 13.88 percent.
    Ottumwa public schools spend $12,041 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Ottumwa.

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Ottumwa - Pros/Cons
Pros: 1. Extremely low cost of living and housing 2. Affordable place to live Cons: 1. High crime rate 2. Very poor school system 3. Economically depressed 4.... (read more)
re: ottumwa is ok - 1/7/2008
You can live like a king on 12 an hour but the problem is the only job that will pay you over 5 or 6 is the meat packing plant. No jobs nothing to do and no culture... (read more)
ottumwa is ok
ottumwa is wierd everybody here claims to hate it but once they move away they miss it and soon return. yes the summers are hot and the winters are cold but its really... (read more)
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